Hair Transplant Aftercare, Nowadays, baldness is not a permanent problem. Thanks to various hair transplantation techniques, people who experience this problem can regain their old hair. However, the operation is an issue that needs to be investigated very carefully. You have to make sure you choose the best doctor for yourself. At this point, you can satisfy your needs by getting in touch with us. Nevertheless, achieving a successful result does not only depend on your doctor.
Technically, although the treatment phase depends on your doctor, post-operative care can alter your results. For this reason, in this article, we will talk about what you need to pay attention to after the operation. What awaits you in the post-operative recovery process? Let’s take a look together.
First of all, Aliment
As you can imagine, what we eat is what makes us healthy. You can shorten your recovery period by preferring foods that are beneficial to hair. By eating healthy, it supports cell renewal, and you can strengthen your new hair. Of course, you should follow the instructions given by your doctor.
You can also review your nutrition plan. Although vitamins and minerals make up the micro part of nutrition, they are very valuable for hair follicles. When enough vitamins and minerals are not taken into the body, hair cells are affected negatively. Hair follicles are not nourished enough, and their regrowth may be interrupted. Therefore, micronutrients are also very important besides your macro nutrition.
You should definitely add the following nutrients to your diet for healthy hair follicles.
- B complex vitamins
Complex vitamins like biotin and B12 are vitamins that affect the structure of the hair. They are necessary for healthy hair growth and greatly improve the quality of the hair. Of course, you should not use vitamin supplements unless your doctor considers it appropriate.
Zinc deficiency can cause hair thinning and loss problems. Zinc plays a role in tissue repair, absorption of vitamins and healthy proliferation of cells. It is abundant in pulses such as chickpeas and in all grains.
Iron deficiency can also cause hair loss. Iron plays a leading role in the transport of oxygen and nutrients to the scalp. Thus, it nourishes hair texture and strengthens hair follicles. Also, because it strengthens the immune system; With a diet rich in iron, you can also shorten the healing process after the operation.
- Cholesterol Level
Apart from the above, you can reduce bad cholesterol by reducing the fatty nutrients in your diet. Balanced cholesterol level helps the wounds to heal quickly and healthy hair growth.
Considerations in Post-Operation Stages
Although the healing process after hair transplantation varies from patient to patient, it is a process that ends at the end of approximately 1 year. However, during the first two weeks after the operation, you must be extra careful. You should follow each instruction given by our doctors, otherwise you may find yourself in some uncomfortable situations.
- The first three days after the operation are important. These days, we recommend that you lie on your back and make little contact with the operation area.
- You should never drink alcohol in this process. Likewise, smoking should not be used for at least 1 week in this process.
Apart from these two, our doctor will provide you a perfect guideline to get the best result possible for your individual case.
Hair Washing and Care
Washing is not performed on the first two days after the operation. After 3 days, your doctor may call you to the clinic for the first wash. Or you can wash with shampoo and lotion recommended by your doctor. You should perform the washing procedure for 15 days as directed by your doctor and with the recommended products.
Hair washing can be done every day without interruption. As a result of these regular washes, the scab will shed, and healing will be accelerated. The hair lotion chosen by your doctor should be applied regularly 1 or 2 times a day. During these processes, the areas where hair transplantation and reception are performed should be treated very gently.
You should not wash it with pressurized water and rub your scalp. You can wash your hair with soft movements using your fingertips. Towels should not be used after washing.
- After hair transplantation, you should stay away from doing heavy sports for 1 month. When blood pressure and heartbeat increase, it can be harmful to the newly transplanted hair. Also, sweating is not good for newly planted hair follicles. Instead of sports such as running or swimming, you can do brisk walking without getting tired.
- You should take care to protect your scalp from sun rays within 2 weeks after the operation. You can use a hat, but make sure it is not tight. Likewise, be careful not to stay in very cold environments.
Apart from them, our experts will explain every specific detail for your individual operation.
Shock Hair Loss
You may experience shedding 3 weeks or 1 month after hair transplantation. This is very normal—ninety per cent of those who have undergone a hair transplant operation experience this phase. The healing period ends, and the hair follicles are shed for renewal, as they are very tired during the operation.
Spilt hair strands will be replaced later. From 2 to 4 months, your hair will go back to regrowth. Therefore, do not worry about shedding and be patient. As long as you don’t get advice from your doctor, your hair will grow back.
After the first two weeks of the critical period and the next two weeks of shedding, the treatment begins to yield results. After the 4th month, your hair will grow and later the 8th month; it will become thicker. At the end of a year after the operation, you will have the natural and lush hair you dreamed of. All these phases we mentioned will be explained to you in detail by your doctor. You will be clearly informed about everything, including hair washing.
In this 1 year period, you should pay attention to everything mentioned above and not disrupt your medications because all of them may differ from person to person. Hair transplant operation requires a meticulous healing and maintenance process. For successful and targeted results, you can get through this process in the healthiest way by keeping in touch with our doctors.